This 'Fun Funnel' table/desk lamp is made from oil and fuel funnels and costs £95. Creator Michael Grassi said: “When you look at a funnel as I do all too frequently you realise how much design goes into them.”

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This includes fairs at Dulwich College in south London, Haggerston School in the East End of London, the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and assorted pop-ups. 

Eager buyers of Midcentury items can, however, head to the organisers’ show on the web. The Modern Marketplace sells the work of their approved designers, re-purposers and restorers, on which there is no sales commission.

Designer Michael Grassi has newly joined the Marketplace, where he sells his funky and other re-purposed lighting.

This includes a Metropolis steam punk table lamp made from slide projector parts and named after the famed 1927 sci-fi film, classic cameras on tripods which are transformed into unusual lights and 1920s-30s pendant ceiling lights.

Grassi is based in Kidderminster and hopes to be an exhibitor at next year’s Midcentury shows.